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News Articles for 2024


Stephanie Gardner: 2024 Charles B. Murphy Award winner

This year’s recipients of Purdue’s highest undergraduate teaching honor have not only bettered Boilermakers’ educations but have influenced today’s teaching environment and tomorrow’s workforce. They’re shaping the future from their classrooms.

Decoding Climate Change: Tracking Cottonwood Trees' Seasonal Shifts

In the delicate balance of nature, where timing is everything, could the changing climate disrupt the fundamental rhythm of plant life?

Stephanie Gardner Named PULSE Fellow

The Department of Biological Sciences proudly announces the appointment of Dr. Stephanie Gardner, Associate Professor and Associate Head for Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning, as a new Fellow of the Partnership for Undergraduate Life Science Education (PULSE).

Biochemical Society announces 2025 award recipients

Dr. Zhao-Qing Luo is awarded the Biochemical Society Award for a Significant Breakthrough or Achievement.

NIH Awards Grant to Purdue Researcher for Innovative Cancer Treatment Research

Andrea Kasinski, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and Deputy Director of the Purdue Institute for Cancer Research has been awarded two significant grants from the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute (NIH-NCI) to advance groundbreaking research in cancer treatment.

Professor Leifu Chang selected as University Faculty Scholar

Leifu Chang, associate professor of biological sciences was selected as a University Faculty Scholar by the Office of the Provost.

Unveiling Cancer's Balancing Act: Exploring Protein Phosphatases and Therapeutic Strategies

Brittany Allen-Petersen's journey into cancer biology is deeply personal, rooted in the profound loss of her friend Sean Robins to Ewing sarcoma —a tragedy that ignited her unwavering commitment to understanding and combating this relentless disease.

Deciphering Neural Integration: An Exploration of Bilateral Perception

Scott Pluta, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Purdue University, immerses himself in the complexities of neural integration. His research delves into the intricate interplay between the brain's hemispheres during bimanual tasks, challenging conventional assumptions and offering fresh insights into the dynamic nature of neural connectivity and function.

Purdue researchers test previously approved FDA drugs to treat Lowe syndrome

Purdue University researchers have developed a patented therapeutic strategy for Lowe syndrome, an incurable and rare genetic disorder, by repurposing two drugs previously approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for other conditions.

Advancements in Protein Structure Modeling through Cryogenic Electron Microscopy

In the realm of structural biology, the ability to model protein structures accurately is paramount for understanding biological processes at the molecular level. Recent advancements in cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM) have revolutionized protein structure determination, yet challenges persist in accurately tracing protein main chains from electron density maps.

Peace, Love, and Parasites: The Enduring Legacy of Dennis Minchella

Dennis Minchella's journey at Purdue University began with a Greyhound bus ride from Rochester, New York, armed with little more than a suitcase and a vision.

Announcing the 2023 Journal of Experimental Biology Outstanding Paper Prize shortlist and winner

Over the past 12 months, Journal of Experimental Biology has celebrated a century at the forefront of comparative physiology, neuroethology and biomechanics, reflecting on the past, while also looking to the future, and early-career researchers have been at the heart of our festivities.

Pioneering Science and Collaboration: Dr. Seema Mattoo's Trailblazing Journey

In the realm of academia, where disciplines often stand as distinct silos, Dr. Seema Mattoo, an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Purdue University, emerges as a trailblazer. Her journey, marked by resilience, curiosity, and a willingness to step outside her comfort zone, encapsulates the essence of groundbreaking scientific exploration.

Bridging Teaching, Mentorship, and Research

In the fall of 2019, amid the onset of a global pandemic, Andrew Mularo arrived at Purdue University's Biological Sciences Department, propelled by a journey that began at The Ohio State University. His undergraduate tenure in Ecology & Evolution, with a minor in entomology, laid the foundation for a scholarly odyssey defined by a deep-rooted curiosity about natural populations and their adaptive responses to environmental challenges.

Remembering Professor Morris (Morry) Levy: A Pillar of Diversity and Academic Excellence

Purdue University mourns the passing of Professor Morris (Morry) Levy, a distinguished figure in the Department of Biological Sciences and a champion of diversity and equity, who left an indelible mark on the academic community. Professor Levy, who passed away on January 25, 2024, leaves behind a legacy of profound contributions to research, education, and advocacy.

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